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Fiscal cliff deal improves depreciation benefits

| January 17, 2013

Had no fiscal cliff action been taken, the terms would have reverted to limits that would have left little flexibility in using depreciation to manage income taxes.

The story behind a song

| January 16, 2013

It was never a hit like “Tom Sawyer” or “Limelight,” but one of the standout tracks on Rush’s seminal 1981 album Moving Pictures is a song that should be near and dear to any motoring ...

You can be a change agent

| January 14, 2013

"Look around. Our industry needs help – and I want you to help me make it better."

It never hurts to ask

| January 11, 2013

I’m going to give you three quick lessons today. Two of them won’t apply to most of you. One of them pretty much applies to all of us I’ve had horrible skin my whole life. I’ll ...

Rocky Mountain High? Not when it comes to diesel prices

| January 11, 2013

Increased production at refineries and reduced demands makes buying fuel in Rocky Mountain region easier on the wallet.

A lease-purchase success story

| January 10, 2013

Meet Andre Jackson, a U.S. Xpress driver on his third lease-purchase truck -- his experience with the plans has been largely positive, he says.

Heavy-duty dream machines

| January 04, 2013

If you’re not already familiar with the Blastolene Brothers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen their work: Jay Leno famously purchased – and occasionally drives – one of their designs, the “Blastolene Special,” an extra-large ...

Signs of the times: Study says digital billboards distracting

| January 04, 2013

The study, conducted by researchers at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, concluded that drivers looked at digital billboards significantly longer than they did at other signs on the same stretch of road,

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